News & Events


Horn Point scientists share their stories on Cambridge radio

August 9, 2017
Six Horn Point Laboratory scientists gave interviews on WHCP Community Radio to share their stories, including how they came into their fields and what stands out about their research.

Citizen science helps Dr. Bailey track dolphins in Chesapeake Bay

August 3, 2017
Citizen scientists are helping to track dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay. Listen to researcher Helen Bailey to find out more about the new app that makes it possible.

Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association supports fisheries research

July 26, 2017
The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association Southern Maryland Chapter (MSSA-SMC) donated to Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) a gift certificate and new equipment to support field and laboratory work in fisheries research and management. 

REEF program exposes students to business side of science

July 25, 2017
The Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneurs Fellowship (REEF) program at UMCES’ Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) teaches select graduate students to turn their scientific research into a business plan.

First Guanabara Bay environmental health report card shows watershed under stress

July 21, 2017
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) along with local partners including the Environmental Sanitation Program for the Municipalities Surrounding Guanabara Bay (PSAM) and the State Environmental Institute (INEA), released the Guanabara Bay Environmental Health Report Card—the first of its kind in Brazil—to track progress of global water management goals. With a grade of D for the Guanabara Bay and its watershed, the report card serves as a model for building comprehensive, community-driven, scientifically credible basin assessments that will help accelerate restoration efforts.



Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Open House

September 9, 2017 1:00pm to 5:00pm
The oldest publicly supported marine laboratory on the East Coast will open its doors and engage community members of all ages in learning about cutting edge scientific research

Economic Benefits of a Healthy Chesapeake Bay

September 26, 2017 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Free public seminar. Using the Chesapeake Bay as an example, Dr. Lisa Wainger will discuss how economists connect environmental quality to economic gains.

Drug Discovery from the Marine Environment

October 3, 2017 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Free public seminar. Dr. Hill will give an overview of the drug discovery process and talk about some important new drugs from the marine environment.

The Science Behind Sustainable Seafood

October 10, 2017 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Free public seminar. Dr. Nesslage will review current global trends in seafood production and describe how science is used to inform sustainable fisheries management.

Horn Point Open House

October 14, 2017 10:00am to 3:00pm
Come visit the Horn Point Laboratory during their Open House, Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10am-3pm. Discover what research is being done in the Chesapeake Bay as well as other parts of the US and the world. Tour our state-of-the-art oyster hatchery. Fun activities for the kids and best of all, it's free!!